(AP) – The New York Police Department will soon launch an all-seeing “Domain Awareness System” that combines several streams of information to track both criminals and potential terrorists.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the city developed the software with Microsoft.
Kelly says the program combines city-wide video surveillance with law enforcement databases.
He says it will be officially unveiled by New York’s mayor as soon as next week.
I don’t know if George Orwell in 1948 was the first to write of a future like this, but I have read many novels whose authors explored the total surveilance state.
We shouldn’t be concernced, because they will assign only angels to do the surveilance and only track criminals and potential terrorists. Those lethal door-busting police force raids, beatings and deaths at protest gatherings signify nothing.
Just relax. As long as you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear.